The mutual reinforcement of violent conflict and neglected diseases stands to undermine progress toward the goals laid out by the 2012 London Declaration on NTDs, found researchers who quantified these overlapping health determinants.
Treating women farmers of child-bearing age for hookworm in the Democratic Republic of Congo may significantly ease hardship, says a new study.
With today’s technology, we could end the death and suffering caused by neglected diseases. Yet only 4% of all new therapeutic products registered from 2000 to 2011 addressed neglected diseases—which cause about 11% of the global disease burden, according to a trio of…
There is a saying that neglected diseases “begin where the road ends.” These diseases of poverty strike the most marginalized populations and strain to attract the resources, funding, and attention of a world that is saturated by increasingly convoluted problems.
An Oregon woman felt an irritant in her left eye and a week later pulled out a translucent worm; after 2 weeks of treatment, doctors pulled out a couple dozen more. Her case represents the first-ever human instance of Thelazia gulosa, a type of eye worm spread by “face…
Emaline Laney is the reason that Global Health NOW sent journalist Joanne Silberner to Nepal to cover the devastating problem of burns, culminating in the 3-part "Blazing Injustice" series.
US epidemiologists have pinpointed the largest reported cluster—416 cases—of advanced black lung disease, caused by inhalation of coal and silica dust in coal mines, in 3 clinics in central Appalachia.
One reason neglected diseases like mycetoma are so neglected: The lack of market incentives for pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs.
Tech tools can boost disease-prevention outreach—but reaching remote areas without Internet, cell phone coverage, or ready access to local TV and print media demands a creative approach.
African Heads of State have added 5 top neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) to their annual disease progress report, raising the profile of diseases that put 1.5 billion people at risk globally—including over 620 million in Africa. The number of people at risk of NTDs has…